This might sound strange to you but it’s true as a citizen’s forum in Karnataka’s Udupi arranged the wedding of two frogs so as to please rain gods. This ritual is called Mandooka Parinaya and was performed by the Udupi Nagarika Vedike or Udupi Citizen Forum (UCF) on Saturday as the locals are of the opinion that this will bring rain.
Residents of Udupi are battling a water crisis since the past few months and the situation has worsened due to the heat. In order to organise the wedding, two frogs – a male and a female – were brought from two different villages and elaborate arrangements were made with over hundred guests attending the ceremony.
The frogs, in fact, were dressed in custom made outfits for their wedding while the ceremony was performed as per Hindu traditions. “The wedding of male frog “Varun” from Kalsanka and female frog namely “Varsha” from Keelinje near Kolagiri was performed as per the Hindu tradition,” the members of UCF were quoted as saying by a news agency.
After their wedding, the frogs will be sent to Mannapalla, near Manipal, for their honeymoon.
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